The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 2, 1969 · Page 1
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Baytown, Texas
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Monday, June 2, 1969
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The Sun Invites MR. AND MRS. RAYMOND L. McCULLOUOH 1808 Narcille to the Brunson Theater. This Coupon Good for two tickets when presented •t the Brunson Box Office Good Through June 9 Now Showing "MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN" aptotmt OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY YOUR HOME Nf ASPAPtR VOL. 47, NO. 219 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4224302 MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1969 RAYTOWN, TEXAS, 77520 T»n C«fiH P«r Copy VTS Swim Class Delayed DUE TO BAD weather, registration for the Baytown Recreation Department's senior life saving course at Roseland Pool has been delayed until 8 a.m. Tuesday and registration for junior life saving will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Those registering should come prepared to swim, according to Recreation Director Ken Persenaire. Revival BAY TABERNACLE revival services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly will continue through Sunday with Evangelist Harry Vickers of Houston as guest speaker. The Rev. Joe Ragsdale is pastor of the church which is located at 3701 Market St. Crosby School Board. CROSBY SCHOOL Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the 196970 salary schedule and to discuss the district's building program. A proposed bond issue for $2.2 million (or new buildings was defeated May 24. Supt. Jerry Prochazka said he was unsure whether or not the returns of the bond election would , be canvassed at Tuesday's meeting. Mayor To Speak MAYOR GLEN Walker will be guest speaker Tuesday at a meeting of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of St. Mark's United MethodisO Church. The meeting will begin at 3:15 a.m. in the church parlor. Complete Basic PVT. ROBERT F. Campbell, 20 son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Campbell of 300 Park, and Pvt. Richard J. Cashat, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy J. Cashat of 2307 Hunter, were recently graduated from basic combat training at the U.S. Army Training Center at Ft. Bliss and have received accellerated promotions to the rank of E-2. Gets Degree RICHARD A. HALLUM of 301 Pamela Drive has been awarded the master of education degree from Abilene Christian College. Hallum majored in elementary teaching and minored in history. Story Hour THE SERVICE League summer story hour series begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sterling Municipal Library. Story tellers will be Mrs. Bill Gidley, Mrs. John Seligman and Mrs. Bill Hartman. Children from G to 9 years old are invited to attend the 45-minute sessions. CITY MANAGER BEGINS JOB HERE BAYTOWN'S NEW city manager, Delly R. Voelkel, began his duties here Monday morning. Voefkel, 46, was city manager in Kerrville for the last seven years. He succeeds Fritz Lanham, who resigned in late March to go to work for Gov. Preston Smith in Austin as director of slate-local relations. Prior to taking the Kerrville job Voelkel spent six years as city engineer and director of public works for the City of Victoria. Women Clerks Foil 2 Robbery Attempts Here Two men attempted to rob two Baytown drive-in groceries Sunday night, and in each in-! 'stance, were outsmarted by the women clerks at the stores. From descriptions given them by the clerks, police believe the same men tried to rob the Jones 7-11-7 store at 610 Williams and the Minute Man Grocery at 321 W. Gulf. Mrs. Grace Henscey, clerk at the 7-11-8 store, said the men entered the store at about 9:30 p.m. and asked for some cigars. According to the police report, when Mrs. Henscey looked around the man had his hand beneath his sweater and told her, "This is a stick-up." Mrs. Henscey retorted with "Oh, no it isn't!" and slapped the robbers hand. Mrs. Henscey said all the while the other man stood by and grinned. Apparently bewildered, the two men made a hasty departure without getting any-money, or cooperation, from Mrs. Henscey. Shortly after 10 p.m., two men iitting the same description entered the Minute Man Grocery at 321 \V. Gulf. Mrs. Lota Scott said the two nen approached the counter and one asked for some cigarets. According to the police report, VIrs. Scott said when she turned around, one man had his hand beneath his sweater and repeated the phrase: "This is a stick-up." Two customers entered the store about the same time, and Mrs. Scott asked the man to repeat his question. According lo the report, the man already had the cash register drawer open. "It's a joke," he said when a customer approached the counter. UPI Telephoto Unit Is Installed At Sun The Baytown Sun has added a new feature that will photographically link The Sun with strategic spots throughout the world. United Press International's "Unifax" wire photo, to act as a LIL ROWE making her usual rounds early Monday after an unusual weekend.experience . . . Babs Smith planning a convention . . . Clif McDowell checking up on an announcement . .'. Cynthia Moore spending a busy weekend . . . Melanie Moore, home from the University of Texas with her degree . . . Gloria Wismer just about bushed . . . Len DePrang busy with entertainment at the Richard Strahans' home during a reception for Congressman George Bush. Mrs. Dan Girard and her daughter, Miss Gennie Girard, assisted with a shower honoring Miss Mary Jane Waller. Albert Franta fighting off a painful sunburn . . . Tommy Hughes congratulated for his chairmanship in a successful golf tournament . . . Barton Bruce shows a good sense of humor in describing his Sunday golf round . . . Jim Connolly, Goose Creek golf pro, getting plaudits from his fans on the way he handled his part in the tournament. FRfE CHECKS MORE PHOTOS FOR SUN JIM FINLEY, Sun news editor, shows off the new UPI Unifax wire photo equipment that has just been installed to be The Sun's photographer around the globe. the Sun photographer around globe, has been installed. More important, it places Sun readers in closer contact with Houston. "We finally have the opportunity to give pictorial coverage to important news :vents in the county seat," Fred Hartman, Sun editor and publisher, said. 'We'll take our chances in capitals around the world, but we want our readers to know what is going on in Houston." UPI has long been known for ts prize photo staffs in the South, and Houston photographers rank among the top. There are three UPI photo transmitters in Houston that send photos around the world. They are located in downtown Houston, the Astrodome and at NASA. UPI has 19 other such transmitters in Texas. The Unifax works over a leased line and deals in facsimile transmission. The photo service is in operation throughout the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Overseas points relay to San Francisco and New York via satellite. From the east and west coasts they arc transmitted throughout the national on a lease line into the entire UPI hookup. The wire can be split from the Dallas office and put on strictly a Texas hookup. CUFF-HANGER Our World Today FROM AP WIRES + At least 69 persons die violently in Texas during the three-day Memorial Day holiday which ended at midnight Sunday. Forty-two of the deaths come in traffic accidents. + R. G. LeTourneau, 80, known equally for his manufacturing and for his activities as a Christian layman, dies Sunday in his home a( Longview. + George Pompidou and Alain Poher head into a showdown battle for the French presidency with the Communists in a position to decide the outcome. -h His visit to Venezuela postponed, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller says the student demonstrations against his mission demonstrate the threat to U.S. relations with Latin America. + Dutch Marines patrol Curacao as labor leaders threaten new violence unless Prime Minister Ciro Kroon resigns. + Rep. Allard K. Lowenstein of New York, a liberal, finds support from some top House conservatives in his opposition to militant student dissenter. + Viet Cong rockets hit Saigon for the first time in two and a half weeks. A high ranking American adviser is killed in the central highlands. -f President Nixon's proposed Safeguard antimissile system comes under broad new criticism from members of both parties as its fateful date with the Senate draws near. State Legislators To Close Session Today - - Airport Ceremonies Held - Baytown To Jetero Is A Neat Trip In Itself By JOHNELLA BOYNTON ON FM 1960 BETWEEN ETERO AIRPORT AND 3AYTOWN (Sp) — If you live in aytown and are planning to fly ut of Houston's glamorous new irport next Sunday or Later, you >etter leave home a couple of ours before flight departure ime. At least that's the recom- nendation until everybody gets ccustomed to the fancy new acilities. Two hours will give you an our to get there — including a ew wrong turns — and another our to find the appropriate -lace to park, the right airlines esk and time to investigate some of the new conveniences or airlines travel in Houston. (More Airport information on age 4) You will be proud of the new airport. Nothing has apparently )een spared to make it the most modern in the nation.' But expect a few hangups during the first few weeks of operation. There were a few Sunday at dedication ceremonies — in the form of miles and miles of cars and thousands of spectators, From the highway, the twin airlines terminals seem disappointly small. But as you get closer and the terminals and their spoke-like loading stations encircle you, you begin to appreciate the vastness of the thing. The airport officials have tried to mark everything plainly for passengers and their families. But-some of the signs may need interpretation. From Baytown, you can take either of two routes to the new airport. Our route Sunday was by way of Crosby, Huffman and Lake Houston over FM 1960, then left on Highway 59 until arriving at Jetero Blvd. The alternate way is taking the north Loop to Highway 59 and going north to Jetero. The Lake Houston route, according to our calculations, Electrical Power Failure Corrected Electricity was restored to about 200 homes in Lakewood at 9:15 a.m. Monday after a blackout of more than three hours. Lightning circuit and spans were about 5:45 struck a primary several electricity knocked down at a.m. Monday, Ex-Player List Grows For Stallworth Fete Friday UtVBDAT* Bill Taylor reports in from Tulsa . . . Tom and Bill Stolhandskc will head toward Baytown from San Antonio . . . Ted Hunt and Walter Roberds, teammates and Dallas associates, make reservations . . . Claud Hill sends in his chock from the Rio Grande Valley . . . Jack Kraft puts off a business trip to London. This type of response coming from all sections of Texas, even including Baytown, indicates that the Dan Stallworth Retirement Party al 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Baytown Civic Center will be more than a reunion — it will be a roundup of Stall worth players of the past, plus honor guest, Coach Tom Dennis from Port Arthur. The dining room of the center will be comfortably filled if not overflowing for the big event when Toastmaster Eldon Berry calls things to order at 8 p.m. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. a buffet barbecue western dinner will be served, and during that hour and a half those who come early will have a chance to visit with the Stallworths and the former Ganders, their coaches and friends. This is a complex world, and If everybody who wants to be here could be here, Memorial Stadium (or even new Stallworth Stadium-to-be) wouldn't hold them. Tickets to the dinner for ex-football players, wives, women fans, men fans and even newcomers, will be J7.50 each. The players plan to highlight the program by presenting a gift to Coach and Mrs. Stallworth they can carry into retirement when the big day comes on June 30. The Stallworths came to Baylown in 1939 and will bow out officially, but not unofficially, after 30 years. 'They helped make' Baytown what it is, and we're using this dinner to say thanks," James W. Ellis, a former Gander quarterback, Gander coach and always a No. 1 Dan Stallworth man, has said. Tickets may be obtained at Baytown's five hanks, two savings and loan associations, the tower and from committee members. A deadline for buying tickets will he announced after a final meeting at noon Tuesday of planning committee chairmen at the Tower. School Bells Ring Again Baytown public summer school is slated to begin Tuesday with registration at Ross Sterling High School. All elementary and high school students will register at 9 a.m. and junior school students arc to register at 10 a.m. After registration Tuesday, classes will meet, according to Mrs. Winnie Brown, principal of the high school. Mrs. Monteze Botkin will be principal of the junior school. Elementary classes will be under the direction of Ar- mcndcr Hayes. All grade levels will meet summer classes at Sterling from 7 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. five days a week. All students should enter the building through the west entrances, said Mrs. Brown. Driver education and driver training classes for Sterling high school students began Monday. Classroom driver education meet.'; at three different times, 7 a.m., 8:55 a.m. and 10;'15 a.m. The behind the wheel courses began al 7 a.m. Monday. Richard White, chief clerk for Houston Lighting and Power Co., said. Three crews from the light company worked to restore power in the Lakewood vicinity. "Fora little storm this was the roughest trouble we've had with lightning in several months," White said. Lightning also struck an electric company water well in Mont Belvieu early Monday, causing a power outage. About a half dozen vicinities in the Highlands were affected by lightning hitting transformers, White said. "All the troubles should be completely over with by now though," he said. Al Chappell, division manager of General Telephone Co., said that the power failure in the 424 office (Lakewood area) early Monday caused the telephone service to go on standby power "There was no loss of elephone service out there except just for a few minutes,' ic said. Fewer than 50 phones were reported to be out of service hroughout the city. The Weather, Tides PARTLY CLOUDY through Monday is the Baytown area weather prediction. Temperature range expected Tuesday, upper Ms to the mid- 80s. MORGAN'S POINT tides lor Tuesday: High al 8:07 p.m.; low at 6:01 a.m. FULL SERVICE NO SERVICE CHARGE CITIZENS NATIONAL Bank & Trust Co. elephone outage, Chappel explained was caused by 'burned carbons — where power ^ot into the drop wires ant jurned the carbon." would have less traffic. But either way, Sunday, there was .raffic. The big attraction for the dedication was a daring flying exhibit by the Navy's Blue Angels. Six Phantom jets somersaulted, plunged, rose straight up and performed daring feats that left the thousands of spectators gasping. But even the Blue Angels didn't quite take the show away from the airport itself. Most of those who went to see the facilities Sunday will be anxiously looking forward to using the airport after the (See JETERO, Page 2) Firemen Fight Blaze Here Firemen Monday morning were investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the home of Hoyt Page, 211 W. Cleveland, early Monday morning. Firemen were called to the scene at 1:29 a.m. and the wooden structure's roof had already fallen in when they arrived. According to fire officials, Page Has awakened when the fire apparently shorted out a doorbell a ad it started ringing. There were no injuries. A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW DENIE THROTTLES back after reaching 800 feet and breaks out of the flight pattern towards Gaiveston Bay. "The ships look like small motorboats" she says, "and Baytown is real pretty from the air." (See Related Picture, Page 2) Governor Studies Tax Bill AUSTIN (AP) — Senators and representatives wrapped up oosc ends today as they sent he 61st Legislature's regular session to the history books. Midnight \vas the official end of the 140-day session but everyone expected the final gavel raps several hours before. Meanwhile, everyone played the session's favorite guessing ame: "Will Preston veto the one- year appropriations bill?" Gov. Preston Smith did not ve legislators any help in his Saturday night comments at Wichita Falls. Smith said he was not in favor of the $10 per semester "use fee" to be levied on state college students but stopped short of saying he would veto it. "I'm still evaluating the matter," Smith said with the same nigmatic smile that he has used in evading answers about a veto of the one-year spending bill. There has been high level speculation the past week that Smith might veto the $10 use fee, which most consider a camouflaged college tuition hike. Then, the speculators think, he would let the one-year spending bill become law without his signature, after first trimming enough from it to cover the $3.9 million revenue expected from the use fee. Today's skimpy session became necessary when Senate and House leaders discovered late Saturday, that paper, work could not keep up with the rapid rate of lawmaking in the final clays. Otherwise the regular session would have ended Saturday midnight. Passage of the session's principal tasks was completed early Saturday night with House final approval of a one-year teachers pay raise bill, the state's first minimum wage law and a bill setting up 27 new state district courts. All had been approved earlier by the Senate. The Senate quit Saturday afternoon for the weekend after sending to the governor a bill to change Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University and returning, at Smith's request, the appointment of former Sen. Dorsey B. Hardeman, San Angleo, to the State Insurance Commission. The governor gave no reason for the recall but it was obvious the action was taken to keep the Senate from voting down confirmation of Hardeman. Two-thirds or 21 senators out of the 31 are needed for confirmation. At least 11 senators signed a pact early in the session to block Hardeman's appointment. The state's first minimum wage bill, if signed as expected (See SESSION, P»ge 2) Baytown Mom Finds Time To Fly By RON LENNARD When Denie Cline says she "has her hands full" she does not mean chores like getting her husband off to work, or the boys to school, doing the housework, or calling on a few prospective insurance customers. What she really means is flying the airplane she and her husband Ted bought into recently with two other friends. "That airplane has tremendous flaps, a full panel, and more horses than you normally need," she said. "And when you fly it, you don't have the spare time to look around, like you would in a Taylor Cub." •Denie and her family make their home at 816 Bolster. Her husband works at the U. S. Steel site for Morrison-Knudson Contractors. Denie is also a representative for the American National Insurance Co. The Clincs came to Baytown from Hudson's Hope in Canada and lived near Mile-Zero on the Alaskan Highway. They have two boys, Ray, 8, and Matt, 7. Mrs. Cline said she started flying about a year ago. She has been flying solo about a month. "I remember that solo," Mrs. Ch'ne says. "It was at the La Porte Airport where I am taking flying lessons. When my instructor told me to pull off to the side of the runway, I didn't know what to think. "I'll wait here for you," he said, and then told me to make a touch and go around the field. 1 thought he was kidding ... I was scared half to death. But I didn't wait around long to let me talk myself out of it. "1 gave the small plane a little throttle, swung the tail around jammed the throttle forward and said, 'Okay, Denie, you're on your own!' " Mrs. Cline said she will never forget that first..solo...,"U is so No Senrice Charge Ar... Peoples Stot* lank M«fitb«r F.D.I.C. different when you realize that you're suddenly on your own and you did it all by yourself. When you're flying with your instructor and you make a boo-boo, he'll tell you what to do lo correct. But if you do it on your own, it is up to you to make the correction." "We have a cabin in Wyoming and we like to get there every now and then to get away from it all. But I'll be doggoned if I am going to be a passenger all the way. I like to take the wheel, too." Asked how she manages to get it all in a day's time, Mrs. Cline said: "It isn't easy. You've got to plan your work, and pleasure; then work your plan. If you allot so much time to cook a meal, or sweep the house, ft will make the time schedule work out." Mrs. Cline said she gets up in the air at least twice a week and, sometimes, three. "I leave a little allowance for rearranging my schedule so It doesn't in Ujffere with my housework.. ,or vice versa. "1 came up with one unique idea," Mrs. Cline said, "and it doesn't require constant attention. I bought a nice set of waterless cookware and I can stack up a meal inside, take off for the airport, fly around and everyone gets home to a nice hot meal." Mrs. Cline thinks her instructor soloed her earlier than usual because "... he got tired of flying around the airport so much. Gii my solo, I made the area around Baytown ... 1 wanted to see my house. "Baytown is pretty from the air," Denie says, "and you'd wonder where everyone lives. There's so much water around. It all looks too neat and orderly." Mrs. Cline says the two boys like to fly. Their new plane is a four-place Maule which has a short field landing and take-off capability. "Flying is great fun," Denie says, "and there's nothing like having your hands full of airplane . . . unless it's too much work that keeps you from getting up in the air."

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